Matt Millea has represented victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death since 1998. He has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, indicating other lawyers consider him to be one of the preeminent lawyers in the personal injury field. Many of his clients have received six or seven figure recoveries.
Matt handles car, truck and motorcycle collisions; construction and mining accidents; burn injuries; brain injuries; and cases involving defective products. He has represented a number of clients who were seriously injured or lost loved ones when cars collided with livestock on the roads or highways.
He prides himself on being able to handle all phases of a case, particularly trials and appeals. He believes insurance companies will not pay top dollar unless they believe the lawyer (and the injured person) have the ability and the commitment to spend the time and money to take the case to trial when necessary. He prepares all his cases for trial because he believes the insurance company will not pay unless it is facing a trial.
Matt moved to Arizona in 1987, after graduating with high honors from the University of Nebraska College of Law. He also was an editor of the Nebraska Law Review. From 2001 to 2010, Matt worked with Treon, Aguirre, Newman & Norris, one of the oldest and best plaintiffs’ personal injury law firms in Arizona. Matt had the opportunity to handle large, complex personal injury and death cases. And he tried several jury trials with the firm.
He is a personal injury attorney who loves making a difference in the lives of those who have been damaged by the carelessness of others. "The law interested me because I wanted to help people," he says. "And I wanted to do my part to right what is wrong in the world. Unlike other lawyers, trial lawyers don’t charge those they help anything unless they recover money for them. Nothing makes me happier than improving the lives of victims by helping them obtain the fair compensation they deserve."
Matt moved to Arizona after he fell in love with backpacking its mountains and canyons. He has hiked all over the state. Recently, he and two friends hiked from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to the North Rim in the middle of August. He loves taking his teenage sons, 15 and 13, on camping and hiking trips.
Matt and his wife Ronda have been married since 1993. Ronda is an accomplished artist, and often helps Matt in his office.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Principal||Millea Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Treon, Strick, Lucia & Aguirre||2001 - 2010|
|Partner||Foreman, Bouma & Millea||1999 - 2001|
|Associate||Robbins, Foreman & Bouma||1997 - 1999|
|Assistant Attorney General||Arizona Attorney General's Office||1989 - 1997|
|Associate||Ryley Carlock & Applewhite||1987 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Arizona Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|9th Circuit Court of Appeals||N/A||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||N/A||1987 - Present|
|District of Arizona||N/A||1987 - Present|
|University of Nebraska College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|University of Nebraska, Lincoln||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
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